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    beginning - Dictionary definition and meaning for word beginning

    Definition
    (noun) the event consisting of the start of something
    Example Sentence
    • the beginning of the war
    Definition
    (noun) the time at which something is supposed to begin
    Example Sentence
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her
    Definition
    (noun) the first part or section of something
    Example Sentence
    • `It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story
    Definition
    (noun) the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    Synonyms : origin , root , rootage , source
    Example Sentence
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root
    Definition
    (noun) the act of starting something
    Synonyms : commencement , start
    Example Sentence
    • he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations
    Definition
    (adj) serving to begin
    Synonyms : first
    Example Sentence
    • the beginning canto of the poem
    • the first verse
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